Medvedev Meets Editor of Newspaper Where Slain Journalists Worked

The Russian president held a surprise meeting on Thursday with the editor of Novaya Gazeta 10 days after a reporter was shot in what was apparently a contract killing.br/br/span class=”advertisement” a href=”http://www.pheedo.com/click.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/world/europe/31medvedev.html”img src=”http://www.pheedo.com/img.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/world/europe/31medvedev.html” border=”0″//a/span

The Saturday Profile: Where Officials See Fraud, Colombia’s Masses See a Folk Hero

David Murcia Guzmán has been charged with creating a hydra-headed enterprise that laundered money and enticed thousands of Colombians into a pyramid scheme.br/br/span class=”advertisement” a href=”http://www.pheedo.com/click.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/world/americas/31murcia.html”img src=”http://www.pheedo.com/img.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/world/americas/31murcia.html” border=”0″//a/span

Warning Sounded as France Moves Ahead on Reactor

New evidence emerged to suggest that industry and governments might be unprepared to handle the toxic waste from nuclear reactors.br/br/span class=”advertisement” a href=”http://www.pheedo.com/click.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/business/worldbusiness/31nuclear.html”img src=”http://www.pheedo.com/img.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/business/worldbusiness/31nuclear.html” border=”0″//a/span

Hero’s Welcome for Turkish Leader After Davos Walkout

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey walked off the stage after an exchange with the Israeli president at the World Economic Forum, vowing never to return.br/br/span class=”advertisement” a href=”http://www.pheedo.com/click.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/world/europe/31turkey.html”img src=”http://www.pheedo.com/img.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/world/europe/31turkey.html” border=”0″//a/span

British Unions, Angry Over Use of Foreign Workers, Stage Walkouts

The disruption underscored rising fears of labor unrest across Europe as job losses across the Continent mounted into the hundreds of thousands with the global financial crisis.br/br/span class=”advertisement” a href=”http://www.pheedo.com/click.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/world/europe/31britain.html”img src=”http://www.pheedo.com/img.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/world/europe/31britain.html” border=”0″//a/span

Medvedev Visits the Newspaper Where Slain Journalists Worked

The Russian president held a surprise meeting on Thursday with the editor of Novaya Gazeta 10 days after a reporter was shot in what was apparently a contract killing.br/br/span class=”advertisement” a href=”http://www.pheedo.com/click.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/world/europe/31medvedev.html”img src=”http://www.pheedo.com/img.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/world/europe/31medvedev.html” border=”0″//a/span

Off the Charts: A Rise in Pessimism in the Corner Office

Corporate bosses across the globe fear that this downturn may be fundamental, not just cyclical.br/br/span class=”advertisement” a href=”http://www.pheedo.com/click.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/business/economy/31charts.html”img src=”http://www.pheedo.com/img.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/business/economy/31charts.html” border=”0″//a/span

Roche’s Genentech Bid Turns Hostile

Roche said it would pay a lower price than it had offered last July for the 44 percent of Genentech it does not already own and that it would go directly to shareholders with its offer.br/br/span class=”advertisement” a href=”http://www.pheedo.com/click.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/business/31gene.html”img src=”http://www.pheedo.com/img.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/business/31gene.html” border=”0″//a/span

Japan’s Latest Woes Include Layoffs at NEC

The plight of Japan’s economy deepened Friday as the NEC Corporation, the computer maker, announced 20,000 job cuts and Honda lowered its profit forecast.br/br/span class=”advertisement” a href=”http://www.pheedo.com/click.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/business/worldbusiness/31honda.html”img src=”http://www.pheedo.com/img.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/business/worldbusiness/31honda.html” border=”0″//a/span

High Low Finance: A Global Credit Squeeze Is Felt Unevenly

The recession in the U.S. has revealed a downside to globalization, and poorer countries fear their access to credit will be stymied.br/br/span class=”advertisement” a href=”http://www.pheedo.com/click.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/30/business/30norris.html”img src=”http://www.pheedo.com/img.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/30/business/30norris.html” border=”0″//a/span

NEC Plans to Lay Off 20,000 Workers

The Japanese electronics giant NEC Corp. said it would cut 20,000 workers worldwide as it tried to stanch widening losses from semiconductors and other business.br/br/span class=”advertisement” a href=”http://www.pheedo.com/click.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/01/30/technology/AP-AS-Japan-Earns-NEC.html”img src=”http://www.pheedo.com/img.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/01/30/technology/AP-AS-Japan-Earns-NEC.html” border=”0″//a/span

Honda Lowers Profit Forecast for 4th Time

Honda lowered its profit forecast for the fourth time this year, foreshadowing what is expected to be a dismal earnings season for Japanese automakers.br/br/span class=”advertisement” a href=”http://www.pheedo.com/click.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/business/worldbusiness/31honda.html”img src=”http://www.pheedo.com/img.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/business/worldbusiness/31honda.html” border=”0″//a/span

Shares in Nintendo and Toshiba Plunge After Industry Losses Posted

Sony and Toshiba reported losses for the last quarter and Nintendo lowered its profit forecast as the earnings season revealed the extent of the erosion in demand.br/br/span class=”advertisement” a href=”http://www.pheedo.com/click.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/30/technology/companies/30sony.html”img src=”http://www.pheedo.com/img.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/30/technology/companies/30sony.html” border=”0″//a/span

High Low Finance:

The recession in the U.S. has revealed a downside to globalization, and poorer countries fear their access to credit will be stymied.br/br/span class=”advertisement” a href=”http://www.pheedo.com/click.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/30/business/30norris.html”img src=”http://www.pheedo.com/img.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/30/business/30norris.html” border=”0″//a/span

Shares in Sony, Nintendo and Toshiba Fall After Warnings on Outlook

Sony and Toshiba reported losses for the last quarter and Nintendo lowered its profit forecast as the earnings season revealed the extent of the erosion in demand.br/br/span class=”advertisement” a href=”http://www.pheedo.com/click.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/30/technology/companies/30sony.html”img src=”http://www.pheedo.com/img.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/30/technology/companies/30sony.html” border=”0″//a/span

Canadian Auto Workers to Reopen Talks

The union, which has long resisted offering concessions, said Thursday that it would begin special contract talks with the automakers based in Detroit.br/br/span class=”advertisement” a href=”http://www.pheedo.com/click.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/30/business/worldbusiness/30auto.html”img src=”http://www.pheedo.com/img.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/30/business/worldbusiness/30auto.html” border=”0″//a/span

Shell Posts a Quarterly Loss of $2.8 Billion as Oil Falls

A sharp drop in oil prices and the global economic crisis led to the first quarterly decline in 10 years for Royal Dutch Shell.br/br/span class=”advertisement” a href=”http://www.pheedo.com/click.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/30/business/worldbusiness/30shell.html”img src=”http://www.pheedo.com/img.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/30/business/worldbusiness/30shell.html” border=”0″//a/span

High Low Finance: Global Credit Squeeze Is Felt Unevenly

The recession in the U.S. has revealed a downside to globalization, and poorer countries fear their access to credit will be stymied.br/br/span class=”advertisement” a href=”http://www.pheedo.com/click.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/30/business/30norris.html”img src=”http://www.pheedo.com/img.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/30/business/30norris.html” border=”0″//a/span

Financial Crisis Dims Hopes for Giant Cross-Border Banks in Europe

Because of the financial crisis, banks are retrenching and refocusing on their home markets, all but abandoning ambitions of banking on a Continental scale — or bigger.br/br/span class=”advertisement” a href=”http://www.pheedo.com/click.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/30/business/worldbusiness/30eurobanks.html”img src=”http://www.pheedo.com/img.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/30/business/worldbusiness/30eurobanks.html” border=”0″//a/span

As Bailouts Mount, Monetary Fund Weighs Issuing Its Own Bonds

The International Monetary Fund, which has become a major source of financing for emerging-market nations, is expected to borrow $100 billion from Japan.br/br/span class=”advertisement” a href=”http://www.pheedo.com/click.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/30/business/worldbusiness/30imf.html”img src=”http://www.pheedo.com/img.phdo?x=b55a8a64fc2b4943aec507fe95d9b0d6u=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/30/business/worldbusiness/30imf.html” border=”0″//a/span